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Drug Crackdown in Parks

Drug Crackdown in Parks
By: Wes Wallace

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - A new Missouri law will make it tougher on those who deal drugs in state parks and recreation areas.

Governor Matt Blunt signed the measure Monday, which makes it a class A felony "for those unlawfully distribute or deliver heroin, cocaine, LSD, amphetamine or methamphetamine in, on, or within 1,000 feet of a public or private park."

"I've seen some suspicious activity from time to time, and I definitely don't like it," said Tim Stone.  

Stone was snapping pictures of the campground area at Trail of Tears State Park, "By and large if it helps deter drug activity, then I'm all for it."

Christina Dunn agreed.  She was enjoying a swim and a picnic with her family.  "They're targeting younger kids these days, and I certainly don't want my kids to become drug addicts."

A class A felony carries the strongest punishment in Missouri, with a minimum of ten years in prison.

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